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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 11-24-2012, 01:41 PM
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Black roof rail question

Hey guys, I'm in the process of ordering a carbon black x5 with m sport and i wanted to get the X5m high-gloss black roof rails - not a big fan of the silver roof rails on an all black vehicle. It seems that I can't order them. Do you know where I could buy them? On bmwusa, they are a $100 option when you build the X5M. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 11-24-2012, 01:51 PM
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Changing them after you get the X5 is expensive because the headliner has to come out and it is a lot of labor. I have heard that it would cost about $1100 to change them. You probably get the shinny black roof rails under the individual order process but most dealers don't know how to or don't want to do it. Check with some of the sponsors and see if they will do it for you.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:54 PM
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Thanks Chuck. I'll check with the dealer again.

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'13 X5 50i M Sport
Carbon Black | Black | M Perf | 20" 333M | Lux Seat | Active | Adaptive | Cold | Tech | Sound | Prem 2 | Apps
Black kidneys | 35% Llumar tint | Passport 9500ix

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'12 550xi, '11 335xis, '11 X5 50i, '08 BMW 535i, '08 BMW 335xic, '05 Audi S4, '02 Audi TT Coupe
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:21 PM
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Any luck with the high gloss black roof rails?
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:30 AM
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They can be ordered from the parts department and they cost about $650 for the pair plus labor for the install. A few people on the xbimmers forum were saying to either paint or powder coat them and it would cost $500 or less. I might do that. Hoping to take delivery this week and then tint the front windows and re-assess how they look in person.

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Black Sapphire | Black | Executive | Lighting | B&O | Exhaust Meister | 35% Llumar tint | Passport 9500ix

'13 X5 50i M Sport
Carbon Black | Black | M Perf | 20" 333M | Lux Seat | Active | Adaptive | Cold | Tech | Sound | Prem 2 | Apps
Black kidneys | 35% Llumar tint | Passport 9500ix

Retired:
'12 550xi, '11 335xis, '11 X5 50i, '08 BMW 535i, '08 BMW 335xic, '05 Audi S4, '02 Audi TT Coupe
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:17 AM
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Raj
looks like uve ordered all the right options
Cant wait to see ur truck
Good luck my man!

and u know the drill
We will need pics as ur entering the dealership moment by moment!
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:06 PM
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Maybe you can plasti-dip them without taking them off the car (careful masking, etc)?
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